Executive Education

Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation

 Start Date   Duration    Location    Investment  
 Oct 26, 2017   6 days  Edmonton   $2,995 +GST
 Mar 26, 2018  6 days  Edmonton  $2,995 +GST

The course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Fees include all program materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Overview  |  Program Highlights  |  Program Schedule  |  Who Should Attend  |  Instructor

Overview

The PMP Certification is one of the most recognized project management certifications in North America. A recent study found that PMPs earn between 8% and 15% more than project managers without their designation. For many industries and organizations, certification is becoming a requirement. 

Our PMP Exam Preparation Workshop provides you with the tools, tips and tricks to enhance your chances of success in challenging this examination. The workshop is also suitable for preparation for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), a certification that has been more recently launched by PMI. This workshop will introduce you to the foundations of the PMBoK necessary for you to successfully challenge the PMP exam, while also helping you to better understand the PMBoK in a context of how you really do projects.

***You may also be interested in: Advanced Project Management Program***

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Program Highlights 

Our PMP Exam Preparation workshop is specifically designed to not just help you become certified. Our objective is to help you be a better project manager, providing relevant and lasting insights into how to improve your approach and deliver greater value to your organization.

Our blueprint is built upon the following essential capabilities and strategies:

  • Provide an initial outline of the process of managing a project 
  • Review the basic PMBoK concepts  
  • Review the 5 PMBoK process groups
  • Translate the PMBoK knowledge areas into the process of project management
  • Thoroughly explore each of the 10 knowledge areas
  • Examine other relevant disciplines
  • Provide practice examinations to “test your knowledge”
  • Provide additional hands-on learning tools
  • Provide hints and tips for writing the exam 
  • Provide an environment designed to best support learning
Upon completion of our PMP Exam Preparation workshop you will:
  • Be familiar with the ten knowledge areas and five process groups of the PMBoK. You will also understand how the ten knowledge areas interact with the process groups in managing projects.
  • Understand, in detail, the sub-processes of the PMBoK and the nuances and meanings of each of the definitions within each sub-process. This includes a comprehensive understanding of the inputs/tools & techniques/output model underlying the PMBoK.
  • Be able to practically align the framework of the PMBoK with a concrete understanding of how the project management process works within your organization. 
  • Be able to rapidly construct a success sheet of process and knowledge areas to be used as a supporting tool in studying for the PMP examination. 
  • Know how to more effectively write the examination, including tools and tips for optimizing your time in the examination room. 
  • Have a practical framework to manage your last few days or weeks prior to writing the PMP examination.

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Program Schedule 

  Fall Program   Spring Program 
 Module 1  Oct 26-27, 2017 Mar 26-27, 2018 
 Module 2 Nov 9-10, 2017  Apr 9-10, 2018 
 Module 3 Nov 23-24, 2017  Apr 23-24, 2018 

The course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day 

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Who Should Attend 

The PMP Exam Preparation workshop is for experienced project managers looking to formalize their experience and earn a globally recognized credential in the project management field. If you currently play a role in managing, leading or coordinating projects and are seeking to further your skills and experience and be recognized for your project management leadership, this is the program for you. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the most widely recognized credential in the project management field.

Please note that there are experience requirements stipulated by PMI in qualifying for the certification: participants must have 4500 hours (with a university degree) or 7500 hours (without a university degree) of experience over the previous 10 years. We provide direct assistance and coaching in demonstrating your experience and applying for the credential as part of the program.

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Instructor 

Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
President & Chief Organizational Therapist, Interthink Consulting

Mark Mullaly is a well-respected facilitator, speaker, consultant, and researcher - one of the foremost experts in organizational project management in North America. Mark was the co-lead investigator of the research project ‘Understanding The Value Of Project Management’ - sponsored in part by PMI, this was the largest research to date in the field of project management and has provided valuable insight into how project management delivers value to organizations.

Mark is a senior management consultant with over 25 years of experience in a wide range of industries, including information technology, communications, utilities, oil & gas, engineering, construction, finance, insurance, the arts and research & development. Mark works with private and public sector organizations, teams and individuals around the world to develop effective strategic plans, make effective strategic decisions and solve complex and uncertain problems. His most recent book, Exercising Agency, was published in 2015.

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